The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

So, every father is not necessarily a great father, but the story of a real jerk of a father trying to find his retribution for his family is a great Father’s Day DailyView binge. When you toss in the bizarre world of Wes Anderson, you’ve got yourself a wacky and fully entertaining film.

The Royal Tenenbaums is a brilliantly bizarre film with one of the best ensembles you are going to find. Gene Hackman was a natural treasure, and, since his retirement, he has been missed. Anjelica Huston, Danny Glover, Owen and Luke Wilson, Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow and Bill Murray made this ensemble such a wonderful group.

Royal Tenenbaum (Gene Hackman) was an absentee father of three children who had their own specialty: Richie (Luke Wilson) was a professional tennis player, Chas (Ben Stiller) had just lost his wife and was overcompensating with his two boys, and the adopted Margot (Gwyneth Paltrow) whose relationships were difficult.

Royal decided to come back and try and make up for his past behavior, while pretending that he was dying of stomach cancer.

The eccentrics of this movie is just awesome. I loved how weird these characters were and yet how you could relate to them on a internal level. They were real humans and that made them even more connectable than ever.

This may not be for everyone, but I certainly enjoyed the bizarreness of The Royal Tenenbaums.

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